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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Hugo Groeber
May 12, 1940 - March 6, 2020


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Donation - Phoenix Sports Club - 301 Bristol Road, Trevose, PA 19053 - 215-357-9913 - Map
Donation - Tabor Lutheran Church - 4860 North Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120 - 215-455-1706 - Map

Hugo Groeber of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Friday, March 6, 2020 at his home. He was 79 years old. Hugo was born May 12, 1940 in Reading, Pennsylvania, son of the late Edwin Groeber and the late Hermine Groeber (nee - Schmitt). He is the beloved husband of Christine Groeber (nee - Schmidt); father of Wayne Groeber and his wife Christine, and Todd Groeber and his wife Britt; grandfather of Nelson, Olivia, Ellie, Sophie, Taylor, and Austin Groeber; brother of Edwin Groeber and his wife Joan, Raymond Groeber and his wife Sonja, and Paul Groeber and his wife Linda.

Hugo was born in Reading, PA. He was raised in the Tacony section of Philadelphia and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in the city. He was employed for 45 years on the assembly line at Penn Fishing and Tackle Manufacturing Company in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. He and his wife lived for many years on Belden Street in the city and were members of the Tabor Lutheran Church at Mascher Street and Roosevelt Boulevard. They were active members of the First German Sports Club Phoenix in Trevose, PA. In their leisure time, Hugo and Christine traveled around the world, including Australia, Germany, Costa Rico, Canada, and Alaska. Their love of travel began with camping in the late 1970's in a tent with the family. This progressed to a more luxurious accommodation, a pop-up trailer just a year later. They would use the trailer for the next 25 years. During a vacation in the mid 1990's, he took a stained glass class. This hobby would then consume his time when not traveling. He created many works of art for family, the family home, and to use as fund raising for the Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Fund.

Services are postponed due to the current Corona Pandemic. We will update this site when services are rescheduled.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Phoenix Sports Club, 301 Bristol Road, Trevose, PA 19053 or Tabor Lutheran Church, 4860 North Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120.

Family flowers arranged by Schmidt’s Florist 215-745-6234.

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